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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A limestone quarried near Piræus: the common building stone of Athens. Previous to the occupation by the Persians in 480 b. c. all the monuments on the Acropolis were of this material. Many interesting remains, often charmingly colored, have been recovered.

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